“Shrines and Miraculous Images is a collection of essays on religious venerations in pre-industrial Mexico, written by a leading voice in the field with decades of meticulous research in ecclesiastical archives. . . . The book is an instant classic and a significant contribution to the understanding of Mexican culture.”—Juan Javier Pescador, Comparative Studies in Society and History
"Shrines and Miraculous Images is a rewarding read for anyone interested in the history of Catholic Christianity in general, as well as in religious images and imagination in late colonial and newly independent Mexico more specifically."
“This is an important book by an accomplished historian. William B. Taylor provides us with an innovative collection of six essays that demonstrate how historians can use images to analyze social and cultural history.”—James Krippner, The Americas
“Taylor charts new ground in the historiography—and thus ‘synoptic’ view—of the image-based piety that will help to guide research on Mexico’s religious history for years to come.”—Brian Larkin, Journal of Latin American Studies